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Wellness Travel

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What is Wellness Travel?

Wellness travel is not new - people have been traveling with health or wellness as the primary focus since the time of the Roman Baths. Today, the typical wellness vacation or retreat often consists of an all-inclusive package with accommodations, healthy meals and fitness, or other wellness-related activities.

Now more than ever, vacations are vital to our wellbeing. Studies have shown that stress, blood pressure, and the risk of having heart attack are all reduced following a vacation.

Wellness Travel allows you  to maintain, enhance or kick-start a healthy lifestyle, and support or increase your sense of wellbeing.

A Wellness Vacation is typically self-directed, with you setting your own timeline and schedule. You could also consider wellness retreats.

A Wellness Retreat can be a place or an event. Small, intimate facilities with accommodations and hospitality services offer programs and experiences. Guided, multi-day programs that may include lifestyle workshops, such as meditation and healthy eating, as well as fitness activities, are also an option.

A Wellness Resort is any facility with accommodations and a range of hospitality services where the primary purpose is to provide programs and experiences. A wellness resort will have four primary elements: accommodations, a variety of wellness activities, healthy dining options, and wellness-related facilities.

 

A Wellness Destination is a geographical area that promotes wellness as an integral part of life within the community and economics of the region. It is used to identify a region that has a strategic approach to develop and market its wellness-related assets.

Types of  Wellness Travel Experiences

Wellness can be incorporated into any vacation whether you're staying at a resort or on a cruise. In fact, many cruise lines are beginning to add wellness options to their offerings.

No matter what type of vacation you choose, we can help you incorporate wellness or make it the main focus.

 

At Your Own Pace - Relaxed and Unprogrammed

  • Mineral Hot Springs

  • Beach Vacations

  • Spa Resorts
     

Fitness / Active

  • Hiking

  • Bicycling

  • Glamping

  • Fitness Boot Camps

  • Adventure
     

Conscious / Sustainable Travel

  • Eco-resorts

  • Nature Conservation

  • Nature Immersion

  • Giving Back

  • Voluntourism
     

Structured Programming

  • Yoga Retreats

  • Meditation Retreats

  • Cultural Immersion Visits

  • Immersive Wellness

  • Integrative Health & Wellness

  • Ayurveda

  • Detoxification (Digital or Digestive)

  • Wellness Resorts (i.e., Canyon Ranch, Miraval)
     

The scope of wellness travel is broad, but key principles include intention and mindfulness, physical movement, healthy lifestyle practices and concern for sustainability.

Types of Wellness Experiences

  • Ayurveda

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Cultural Immersion and Spa Rituals

  • Destination Wellness Spas

  • Forest Bathing

  • Hamman

  • Indigenous Treatments

  • Shamanistic Healing

  • Thalassotherapy (Hot springs, balneotherapy)

  • Immersive Therapy (psychological techniques, cannabis retreats, spiritual retreats)

  • Nature Immersion

  • Wellness Safaris

  • Mineral Water Therapy

  • Mountain Retreats & Alpine Wellness

  • Sound Therapy (gongs, music, clapping, drumming)

Wellness Hotels and Resorts

Preferred partnerships with hundreds of hotels, resorts, lodges, and destination spas worldwide means that we can find the perfectly suited location for your wellness getaways. Here is a small sampling of some of our preferred wellness resorts.

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